The premise is that Tinker Bell's light is fading and the only way to save her is to say you believe match things and answer trivia. The film opens with some unneeded political backdrop. Jane is given more prominence than any other character and she's not a very likable or substantial protagonist. Her lack of faith in fairies nearly kills Tink in the process, though, and Jane soon finds herself accepting a deal from Hook, who promises to behave himself in exchange for help finding lost treasure; a devious ruse that ends with Peter's capture. The film moved back to a Disney MovieToons theatrical release. By 2002, things were looking pretty good and indeed, Never Land's art is solid. Unfortunately, not a lot has changed over the years.
There is one nice touch at the end of the movie though — Peter Pan sees the grown up Wendy at the window and there is a sweet moment which requires no dialogue to exude the fascination of magic. When work began on Return to Never Land, an animated sequel to Walt Disney's 1953 Peter Pan, the project was intended to be the studio's latest home video debut. Then there's the generic adventure music, the stocky songs, the slushy pacing, the dim humor, the second-rate screenplay. Oh, there's some fun to be had, some laughs to be stumbled upon, and a passably entertaining adventure to undertake. After saying goodbye to the boys, Peter escorts Jane back home, where Jane reconciles with Wendy and Danny.
There wasn't much to Pan and Hook's conflict in the original movie and there's even less this time around. The realist in me is itching to dismiss the largely disappointing sequel as one of Disney's most shameless and successful cash grabs. The whole thing plays out a little too closely along the lines of Hook Steven Spielberg's wonderful 1991 film but while the similarities are noticeable, it's far from a blatant rip-off. Meanwhile, DisneyToon's February release that year, The Tigger Movie, cost very little and thus its gross though less than all the others yielded significant profit. Audio comes by way of a Dolby Digital 5. The kid in me, though not to mention the literal eight-year-old sitting to my left , didn't mind starting the morning today with a little bit of fun, a laugh or two, and a harmless adventure.
The commercial value of DisneyToon's output was unmistakably demonstrated in 2000. While the Blu-ray does not resume playback, it does gratefully remember where you left off watching the film should you not be able to get through it in a single sitting. In the sizable pool of Disney sequels -- just about all of which have gone straight to video -- the Peter Pan follow-up sits squarely in the middle. Due to a legal dispute, the Native-Americans are completely absent in this movie, but does show their teepees and totem poles in one sequence. Peter Pan comes to the rescue, but all his efforts are doomed to fail unless Jane can get rid of her mature demeanor and find her childish side. We get it; her advanced maturity makes her immune to Never Land's charms. That year, Disney's feature animation department had three releases Fantasia 2000, Dinosaur, and The Emperor's New Groove that each underperformed in the face of extreme costs, limited appeal, and production challenges.
Lianne Hughes served as the supervising animator for Jane Darling. Players are prompted to spin a flower wheel and play a ridiculously slow-loading series of overly easy and inane games. With raging and London being bombed by the Luftwaffe, Edward leaves to fight, leaving Wendy to take care of the children. A grown up and married Wendy has a son, Danny, and a daughter, Jane. More than just diverting but ultimately unremarkable, Return to Never Land is likely to be appreciated by children and Disney fans but isn't destined to endure as anyone's favorite. Now, only Jane, the first-ever Lost Girl, can save them - but first she must call upon faith, trust and pixie dust. Join Tinker Bell, Peter Pan and the Lost Boys, and meet Jane, Wendy's ever-so-practical daughter, who's outgrown her mothers' tales of pirates and pixies -- until Captain Hook whisks her away to Never Land.
Countless kids have grown up embracing the magic and pixie dust sprinkled by the iconic Tinker Bell. . Stylistically, there's an effort to connect Return to the original 1963 classic, but the animators tend to stop short or go too far. Jane just wants to get back home to London, and decides to help Hook find hidden treasure since he promises to take her home. Hook uses the girl as a pawn in capturing his arch-rival. They also made the occasional one-off theatrical release capitalizing on hot properties in movies like DuckTales: The Movie - Treasure of the Lost Lamp and A Goofy Movie. No, there isn't much in the way of cinematic immersion or enveloping sonics.
Once young children watch it, though, they'll ask for it again and again. Still, those who don't yet own the movie can now happily add it to their collections. Director: Writers: , Starring: , , , , , Producer: ». It's probably best to start with the worst: Return to Never Land is teeming with issues. Such extreme defiance of the sequel statute of limitations makes Return tantamount to sacrilege even if Peter Pan isn't as outstanding as you remember it being.
Hook is still trying to capture his nemesis, Peter Pan, after all these years, and is certain he'll come to the rescue of his old friend, Wendy; however, Hook realizes too late that he's carried away Wendy's daughter instead. The female protagonist from the original Peter Pan, Wendy has now grown up and married with two children. The crafty pirate sets in motion a plot to capture Peter and Tink, whose light is fading fast because Jane doesnt believe in fairies. Peter comes to the aid of young Jane, but as they do battle with Hook, he realizes it will take some work before Jane will fit in with the Lost Boys. Actors Corey Burton, Dan Castellaneta, Clive Revill and Frank WelkerDirector Donovan CookCertificate Universal Suitable for AllYear 2002Languages English - Dolby Digital 5.